Have you ever wondered what took so long for Apple to discover that their first generation iPod nano actually might suffer from the issue of an overheating battery? Yeah, having been released what seemed like eons ago, affected iPod nano units fall under the category of being sold “between September 2005 and December 2006” – with Cupertino mentioning that the overheating happens only in “very rare cases.” I guess that is why there was nothing mentioned about it for the longest time.

All the other versions of the iPod were not affected. Just in case you are quite new to the iPod scene, first generation iPod nanos come with a black or white plastic front in addition to a silver metal back. Apple mentions that “this issue has been traced to a single battery supplier that produced batteries with a manufacturing defect. While the possibility of an incident is rare, the likelihood increases as the battery ages.” You can place your replacement order online, providing Apple with your iPod nano’s serial number in order to verify its eligibility, and wait for Apple to play Santa and send you a replacement unit within six weeks’ time.

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